When you know God is reliable, faith comes spontaneously, faith grows spontaneously. These were the deep-reaching words from Prophet T.B. Joshua as he ministered to thousands of people who had gathered at The SCOAN on Sunday and, true to the pronouncement, miracles and wonders were performed spontaneously through his prayer of faith. Working in the power of the Holy Spirit, he moved among the congregation, prophesying and commanding evil spirits out of the afflicted in the name of Jesus Christ. The demons had no place to hide as he called upon the name that is above all names, the name Jesus Christ, and reversed every yoke on individuals and nations. Many people received instant healing.
Teaching about faith, the man of God said, “The more you look at God, to God and meditate on God, the more you will have faith. Faith is natural. It is not manufactured or produced by you, it is natural. We just need to know the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. When you know that God is reliable, faith grows spontaneously”.
Earlier on, Wise Man Harry mounted the pulpit and delivered to the congregation and worldwide viewers of Emmanuel TV, a powerful and encouraging message titled, ‘Move The Mountain’ which was backed by proof text from Matthew 17:19-20. The message centered on the need for Christians to speak the Word of faith at all times and not to confess failure, saying one cannot think about one’s troubles and at the same time think about God’s Word.
He said, “When we confess sickness, fear, and failure and so on, we magnify the adversary above our Heavenly Father, thus destroying our own confidence in God’s Word. If your confession concerning your situation comes from faith, you would embrace victory; if based on sense-knowledge, you are bound to embrace defeat”.
“When your confession comes from faith, you have God’s hand performing all things for you, in you and through you. Only then, you will not consider the size of your problem; no matter how big, you will move the mountain,” he added.
Below are a selected few of the many testimonies that lit up the Sunday service. Stay blessed!
FROM JOB SEEKER TO BIG TIME CONTRACTOR
Having been grounded by joblessness, stagnation, hardship and limitation in progress for four consecutive years, single mother Mrs Molly Musonza from Zimbabwe resorted to visiting The SCOAN to seek divine intervention. She was even struggling to keep her two children in the local schools. It was in the midst of her struggles with life that Mrs. Musonza visited The SCOAN where she received the Anointing Water. Having a strong desire to work in the petroleum industry in her home country, she returned home, responded to a job-related newspaper advertisement, and subsequently prepared her job application.
She ministered the Anointing Water and prayed to God to restore her. Interestingly, she received a phone call that would rewrite her financial history. She was invited to an interview for an occupation in the petroleum industry. When she arrived for the interview, she was too nervous to maintain her composure. She begged to visit the ladies, where she ministered the Anointing Water and prayed to God to turn any interview questions to her favour. She was overwhelmed for there were no questions that challenged her capacity to do the job.
God lifted her up beyond her expectations. The giant company offered her a big contract as distributor of fuel, chemicals and oils in Zimbabwe. In a subsequent development, Mrs Musonza is now proprietress of her own registered company, servicing her country with petroleum products. Now that she has had a financial breakthrough, she is able to send her children to good schools. Her daughter is now at a university abroad.
ANOINTING WATER CANCELS SURGICAL OPERATION
Mrs Doris Alozie, a midwife, responded to a devastating telephone call and breathlessly raced to the hospital only to find her mother in a critical condition. Reconciling with herself that she was on the verge of dying at any moment, her mother had begun saying her final words to her father and siblings. The monitors indicated that her mother’s oxygen circulation was only 27 percent, coupled with intestinal obstruction which developed into peritonitis. Gripped by fear, Mrs Alozie reached for the Anointing Water and ministered it on her mother, in the name of Jesus Christ. Shortly after that, she heard her mother shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Her mother then asked for the bedpan and passed out a black substance, which nullified the need for an operation. Since then, she has been healthily eating well. Indeed, God had mercy on her mother and restored her back to life.
14 YEARS OF BARRENNESS BROKEN
Very often when she slept, a man would come and have an affair with her in her dreams and the side effect came in the form of barrenness. For fourteen years, Mrs Julian Moshi lived a frustrating married life, every time hoping for a baby that never came. Her loving husband was equally worried but still believed that God would perform a miracle in their life. One day, a friend gave her the Anointing Water which she and her husband ministered on themselves with faith, and then met as husband and wife. That was the end of the fourteen years of barrenness. The destructive spiritual husband was banished from their lives and Mrs Julian Moshi conceived to the chagrin of the devil. They are now the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy. To delay is not to deny. Praise God!
TEN YEAR VISA REJECTION CAGE SHATTERED
As if bound into a cage of visa rejections for a period of 10 years, Mr Olusola Olaolu would never get used to the frustration that followed each visa-request-turned-down. One day, a friend called to inform him about a job prospect abroad. He followed up and later received an invitation to travel abroad for work. Mr Olaolu carried the invitation letter along with his passport to apply for the visa at the embassy. Looking around, he saw other people with support documents for their applications but he only had the one letter at hand. Having brought with him the Anointing Water, he ministered it and put it into his pocket. During the interview with the visa assessor, he repeatedly hit his pocket where he had kept the Anointing Water inwardly praying that Jesus Christ would come to His need. To his great surprise, while many applicants were being turned down, he was told to come back the following week, which he did and he received his visa.
BREECHED BABY CORRECTED WITH PRAYER
Mr and Mrs Gilbert Akowanou happily looked forward to welcoming their new baby to join the family, but a scan revelation of a breech presentation reduced their enthusiasm as the clock ticked towards the operating theatre. The concerned couple rushed to The SCOAN to seek a divine intervention. Mrs Akowanou had the opportunity to be arranged at The SCOAN prayer line, where Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her. Following the prayer of the man of God, Mrs Gilbert Akowanou went back to the hospital for another scan. The results showed that her baby had turned and was now in the right position. To the glory of God, she delivered her baby safely, without an operation. Today, Mr and Mrs Gilbert Akowanou are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.
The Sunday service, broadcast live on Emmanuel TV to millions of viewers, closed on a high note with the mass prayer ministered by the wise men.